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15th January 2018

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A Metrology Open Day hosted by Spectrum Metrology, 26th June 2019

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Autocollimator used to test innovative Scanner System to monitor pollution

Autocollimators were used to align the optical components when the University of Leicester built the pioneering CompAQS scanner in collaboration with Surrey Satellite Technology and DL Optics Ltd

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Digital Projectors and Video Measurement Microscopes in sharp focus at MACH

Spectrum Metrology invites visitors to the MACH exhibition to witness the optical clarity and precision of their latest digital projectors and video microscopes, manufactured by German designers Dr Schneider Messtechnik.

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Alignment Telescopes used by Cammell Laird on the RRS Sir David Attenborough

Shipbuilders and marine engineers Cammell Laird are using the Micro Alignment Telescope to assist with precise alignment of the ships propeller shafts to the marine engine during build of the Sir David Attenborough polar research vessel

26th January 2018 • Read »

New Automatic prism and polygon checker launched at Photonics West

The Taylor Hobson automated prism/polygon measurement system offers high stability angle measurement and testing of optical prisms, polygons, wedges and angle gauges from as little as 2mm² in size. A combination of high precision hardware and dedicated software ensure polygon measurement to better than 1 second.

The prism checker uses the Taylor Hobson two axis digital Ultra Autocollimator, respected throughout industry for its high accuracy and stability over a wide measurement range (1800 seconds).  This is combined with a highly stable rotary stage which gives precision positioning and movement to less than 1 second.

Dedicated software allows programmes to be written, saved and recalled using a simple step-by-step process and the results produced in a detailed report format. 

The prism checker will be on the Ametek Booth 1321 in South Hall at SPIE Photonics West (30 January to 1 February 2018). Our technical applications engineer will be on hand at the show to demonstrate the accuracy of versatility of this new system.

Watch our short video demonstration of the prism checker: high accuracy, automatic prism and polygon measurement: